Write your own executor

The AltWalker executor is responsible for executing your tests. AltWalker provides you with a Python and .NET executor by default. You can hook up your own executor via HTTP.

Your HTTP executor should be able to create a test execution context and execute tests. The context is initialized with path to tests provided via load route.

Executor Routes

Root URL: /altwalker

Load

Should load test code from a given path. AltWalker calls load with the TEST_PACKAGE argument given to the verify, online and walk commands.

  • URL: /load

  • Method: POST

  • Data Params:

    {
        "path": "..."
    }
    
  • Success Response:

    • Code: 200

  • Error Response:

    • Codes:

      • 463: Path Not Found

      • 464: Load Error (in case the path to load is invalid)

  • Sample Call:

    $ curl -X POST -d '{"path": "path/to/my/tests"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  http://localhost:4200/altwalker/load
    

Reset

Should resets the current execution context.

  • URL: /reset

  • Method: PUT

  • Success Response:

    • Code: 200

  • Error Response:

    • Codes:

      • 465: No Test Code Loaded

  • Sample Call:

    $ curl -X PUT http://localhost:4200/altwalker/reset
    

Has Model

Should checks if a model exists.

Is used by the verify command.

  • URL: /hasModel

  • Method: GET

  • URL Params:

    Required:

    name=[string]

  • Success Response:

    • Code: 200

    • Content:

    {
        "payload": {
            "hasModel": true
        }
    }
    
  • Sample Call:

    $ curl http://localhost:4200/altwalker/hasModel?name="ModelName"
    

Has Step

Should checks if a step exists. Is used by the verify command.

  • URL: /hasStep

  • Method: GET

  • URL Params:

    Required:

    name=[string]

    Optional:

    modelName=[string]

    The modelName is not needed for setUpRun and tearDownRun.

  • Success Response:

    • Code: 200

    • Content:

    {
        "payload": {
            "hasStep": true
        }
    }
    
  • Sample Call:

    $ curl http://localhost:4200/altwalker/hasStep?name="setUpRun"
    
    $ curl http://localhost:4200/altwalker/hasStep?name="setUpModel"&modelName="ModelName"
    

Execute Step

Should executes the step. Is used by the online and walk commands.

  • URL: /executeStep

  • Method: POST

  • URL Params:

    Required:

    name=[string]

    Optional:

    modelName=[string]

    The modelName is not needed for setUpRun and tearDownRun.

  • Data Params:

    {
        "data": {
            "key": "value"
        }
    }
    

    The data is a key value dictionary containing the data form the current model.

  • Success Response:

    • Code: 200

    • Content:

    {
         "paylod": {
            "output": "",
            "data": {
            },
            "error": {
                "message": "",
                "trace": ""
            }
         }
    }
    

    The output is the output of the step. It is required.

    The data key form the response should be the data modified by your tests. It is not required.

    The error key should be present only if the step failed.

  • Error Response:

    • Codes:

      • 460: Model Not Found

      • 461: Step Not Found

      • 462: Invalid Step Handler (in case a method with the name of Step exists but requires invalid arguments)

  • Sample Call:

    $ curl -X POST -d '{"data": {"key": "value"}}' -H 'Content-Type: application/json'  http://localhost:4200/altwalker/hasStep?name="setUpModel"&modelName="ModelName"
    

Error Status Codes

In case of any error in the Http executor, a status code and a json body is expected by AltWalker.

  • 404: Not Found (for unhandled urls)

  • 460: Model Not Found

  • 461: Step Not Found

  • 462: Invalid Step Handler (in case a method with the name of Step exists but requires invalid arguments)

  • 463: Path Not Found

  • 464: Load Error (in case the path to load is invalid)

  • 465: No Test Code Loaded

  • 500: Unhandled Exception

Response Body:

{
    "error": {
        "message": "...",
        "trace": "..."
    }
}

Using your executor

$ altwalker online -x http --url http://localhost:4200/ -m path/to/model.json "generator(stop_condition())" path/to/my/tests
  • -x http

    Use the http executor.

  • --url http://localhost:4200/

    The url where your executor is listening.

  • path/to/my/tests

    The path to your tests, relative to your executor location. This is passed to your executor via POST /load.